Wizards guard Bradley Beal and his wife Kamiah put the full-court press on Warriors guard Kent Bazemore after he threw shade at Beal on Monday.
The confrontation started when Bazemore, throughout a Warriors shoot round, spoke to the media about Steph Curry’s standing on this season’s NBA scoring race. Currently, Curry and Beal are neck-and-neck to assert the scoring title. Curry is averaging 31.9 factors per sport this season and Beal, who’s out with a hamstring pressure, is averaging 31.4. He suffered the injury in a powerful 50-point efficiency on Saturday in a win in opposition to the Pacers.
“49 points in 29 minutes, that’s unreal,” Bazemore said, laughing, whereas referencing his shut good friend Curry’s stats from his explosive efficiency on Saturday in a win over the Thunder. “We got guys hurting hamstrings to keep up.”
Beal caught wind of Bazemore’s feedback, seemingly poking enjoyable at his injury, and launched a collection of fiery tweets in response. He even tagged Bazemore in every tweet and instructed a fan he did so, in order that Bazemore would see.
“Lol should I let him live or really go off?,” Beal teased in his first tweet. “You don’t know me or sh-t about me bruh!!! You don’t know why I go out there and play and it damn sure ain’t for another man’s approval!!! You a straight LAME!!! But it don’t surprise me coming from you, thats what’s yo type do!!,” Beal wrote in a followup tweet.
“It’s funny you say that because ya mans admittedly checked my numbers before the game, but IM CHASING!!! Shut yo a– up!,” he continued. “Stay in my lane!! Focus on BRAD. Idc what another man doing in this league. I’m concerned about me and MY GUYS over here!! Keep that goofy sh-t over there @24Bazemore !!”
Beal, in a separate tweet, shared a clown GIF and tagged Bazemore. The Wizards star even re-tweeted fan tweets supporting him within the scenario.
Amid the tweet spree, Beal’s wife, Kamiah Adams-Beal, who’s identified for her social media posts advocating for her husband, chimed in.
In addition to re-tweeting her husband’s response, the sweetness entrepreneur wrote, “Now why did Lamont have to go and start some sh-t he can’t even show up to compete in, let alone finish.” Bazemore’s full title is Kenneth Lamont “Kent” Bazemore Jr.
“In the words of youngbloodZ. ‘Don’t start no sh-t, won’t be no sh-t,” she added.
As for Bazemore, he hasn’t engaged with Beal and Kamiah on Twitter. Though, he acknowledged the scenario after the Warriors win over the Hawks on Monday night time.
“I guess you can’t joke anymore,” Bazemore stated. “I don’t say things to ruffle feathers, but … if you want to know what my loyalty is, it’s to [Curry]. Anyone out there chasing him, it’s gonna be tough.”
When requested if he plans on reaching out to Beal to clarify his feedback, Bazemore replied, “There’s nothing really to explain; I was laughing, jokingly, half-heartedly said it… nothing malicious about that comment.”
Bazemore, who stated his cellphone was “blowing up” after Beal’s tweets, added that he wouldn’t have reacted to his remarks the best way Beal did.
“But to each their own; he’s a great player, played against him for a long time, he’s been getting better every year, so [I wish him] a speedy recovery,” Bazemore stated, including, “I hope that helps.”
Beal, after sitting out throughout Monday’s loss to the Hawks, will miss Wednesday’s rematch with Atlanta due to the hamstring pressure.